Posted 28 August 2003 - 08:40 AM
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Posted 03 September 2003 - 01:31 PM
So many books, so little time....
Posted 03 September 2003 - 05:20 PM
So yes, maybe read Lost in the Cosmos first, and don't you dare skip the semiotics. It's good for you.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:57 AM
To be honest, all the talk about semiotics and linguistics was scaring me a little bit...until I remembered Tolkien.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:26 PM
I find semiotic theory incredibly fascinating, but the fine details make my head hurt... :?
Posted 10 September 2003 - 01:12 PM
Percy's protagonists are usually messed up sexually, but the mire of choice tends to be adultery. Are you talking about his relationship with the girl in Moviegoer? I don't think they were really siblings. Maybe I'm forgetting something. Anyway, hang in there with Lost inthe Cosmos. Great book.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 07:08 PM
Yeah, Buechner has a thing with that, too. Often, I think it serves the purpose of bringing an "unthinkable" (or at least unspeakable) sin out into the light of grace, or at least into real life.
Posted 21 September 2003 - 12:33 PM
Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:16 PM
never heard anything about WP but this thread has piqued my interest, I'll be joining DRose in starting with The Moviegoer.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 01:25 AM
and, interesting fact: the man went to Med school before becoming a cynical, lovely Catholic southern novelist.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 12:37 PM
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 01:47 PM
In essence, this book is the distillation of Percy's *ideas*.
But his greatest achievement is as a novelist, so reading Lost in the Cosmos has the effect of giving you the crib sheet.
Read as much his fiction as you can (only 6 novels!) before you get "Lost"....
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:22 PM
Maybe I'll give it another go at another time, but it was starting to make me feel like I'd eaten popcorn with too much butter.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:40 PM
*ducks and runs for cover*
Edited by Diane, 18 August 2004 - 04:41 PM.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:49 PM
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